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Arc'teryx Theta SV Jacket - Men's

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Also, features an internal stretch zip pocket and an open stretch mesh pocket

  • Elastic cuffs with laminated, die-cut, rip-and-stick closures
  • Exposed pit zips and pockets provide instant venting control; watertight zippers eliminate need for bulky double-zipper flaps
  • Features high-volume chest pockets and a stash pocket on left sleeve
  • Full-length, watertight front zipper features a laminated windflap; chin guard features quick-drying fleece lining for comfort
  • Gore Micro Grid lining is a thin, low-denier, low-density woven fabric that allows the shell to slide easily over mid layers
  • Gore-Tex 3L Pro Shell fabric is tough, extremely breathable and durably water- and windproof; high-wear areas are reinforced for extra durability
  • Gusseted underarms ensure the Theta SV jacket stays in place when you lift your arms overhead; articulated elbows add comfort
  • Reduced number and thickness of seams offers improved abrasion- and snag-resistance, enhanced breathability and decreased weight
  • Slightly relaxed athletic fit accommodates activity-specific layering needs, and articulated shaping provides complete mobility
  • Storm Hood with brim fits over your climbing helmet; 1-hand-adjustable cinches optimize visibility
  • The Theta SV from is the toughest, longest Gore-Tex® Pro Shell® jacket from Arc'teryx. This backcountry fortress is built for the harshest conditions.
  • The protective thigh-length Theta SV has a drop-back hem with full seat coverage and a helmet-compatible Storm Hood™ with a tall collar


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Arc'teryx Theta SV Jacket - Men's Specs
Best use
Nylon / nylon blend
Gore-Tex Pro Shell 3-layer waterproof breathable laminate
32 inches
19 ounces
Fabric type
Shell fabric
Type of waterproofing
Back length
Back length (in.)
Average weight

Arc'teryx Theta SV Jacket - Men's

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Arc'teryx Theta SV Jacket - Men'sis rated5.0out of5by2.
Rated5out of5byfromThe Ultimate JacketFirst off, let's get price out of the way. Sure it's very expensive, but Arc'teryx's quality and attention to detail is unsurpassed. Plus, when the storm clouds roll in and you're still on the mountain you want every bit of protection from the rain, wind, and snow, and this jacket offers it. This jacket is amazingly durable. The 150D face fabric is thicker than others, but it will outlast any other jacket I have (all 50D or below). I've taken falls on rock in this jacket and not even the DWR coating was affected. Plus, the Gore Pro helps with durability as well. The fit is amazing for me. I'm tall and lanky and wanted the Theta for the extra coverage. BEWARE OF SIZING! I wear a medium every jacket, including other Arc'teryx, but I had to go with a small with this one. The cut is expedition, so it fits wider than the standard Arc'teryx athletic cut to accommodate large loft down jackets and plenty of layers (this is an SV after all). However, there's a waist cinch in the hand pockets which lets you pull in the excess material and make the jacket fit more like the athletic fit (one of my favorite features!). I also love the coverage. The back comes down to the bottom of my butt and the front to the top of my thigh; perfect and unrestricting. The hood is great too, fits easily over a helmet, and cinches down very well with a 3-way adjustment (most jackets have a 2 way adjustment). Color usually isn't important to me, it's about protection and features. But when I ordered the deep dusk, I loved it. Just like a dark night sky without the purple hue. Black with a tinge of navy blue. The color is awesome. I wish all the zippers were orange, it would make for a nice looking trim. But the zipper pulls being orange look pretty nice as a trim by themselves. Finally, the jacket is totally bombproof and breathes quite well. Yes, we can debate forever how eVent breathes better, but hey, eVent is not guaranteed waterproof/windproof unlike this guy. The trade off in protection with this jacket is worth it. Plus, using this jacket in cold weather I don't have a problem with breathability anyways. And if I get too hot and start sweating too much, I just open the pit zips. Problem solved. I have never had a problem with condensation build up inside the jacket from sweating. Overall, this jacket is a must have for the backcountry skier/boarder, mountaineer, or winter hiker. I wouldn't want to use this jacket in warmer temps as Gore Pro Shell is a bit heavy duty for that. For those sorts of temps, I'd opt for something much lighter like Gore Paclite. If you can afford this jacket, get it. It will not disappoint. plus, if you don't like it just return to REI and try something else.
Date published: 2012-10-26
Rated5out of5byfromTheta SVWanted a hardshell that could hold up to everything including Mesquite thorns. I have used this in the mountains, on research trips in thorns, climbing on granite etc. It has held up to it all. I was in the mountains with 80+ mph winds and couldn't feel a thing. Just took it out on a research trip to the big bend region and while it was pouring I stayed nice and dry. Nothing I repeat nothing could ever pierce this armor!
Date published: 2012-10-08

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